Mon-Thu, 5pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 4pm-11pm; Sun, 4pm-10pm
1 at Houston St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The third branch in the school of Mermaid fish shacks opened in the space previously occupied by Smith’s. Gone are that South Village restaurant’s popular grilled-cheese nights and chicken dinner for two, as well as its cozy back bar, which has been transplanted to the front of the long, narrow space. But fans of the Mermaid Inn will find its signature $28 lobster roll and Old Bay fries, plus sixteen kinds of oysters, from $2.75 Long Island Blue Points to $3.50 New Zealand Kiwi Cups. Chef Michael Cressotti rounds out the seafaring menu with lobster and corn fritters, charbroiled red snapper, and soft-corn-tortilla tacos filled with beer-battered fish.Recommended Dishes
Lobster roll, $28